Swimming Basics with Swim Central

by Haifa Carina

I’ve jumped off cliffs, diving boards and falls for the thrill and butterflies. Luckily, these activities don’t require proper swimming skills to enjoy, just guts to stay afloat for seconds until you can reach something (or someone!) to hold-on to. However, so much of these water activities are best experienced without the life vest on, so we learned how to swim.

My big brother recently graduated basic swimming classes with Swim Central and recommended I take the same class. Together with my best friend and travel buddy Kim, we completed the Basic Swimming Program with Coach Mark and Coach Jaze. They’re awesome coaches who ensure you got the first drill right before moving to the next one. Since they take few students per session, they can easily see your points for improvement and suggest tips specific for you. I particularly like the casual fun vibes in the class.

The first sessions were focused on learning the different parts of freestyle: flutter kicks, superman, streamline, skating, continuous, continuous with breathing then combining them to do Freestyle. I had difficultly with Freestyle especially the breathing part but after getting it right, you’ll feel like a pro! lol. The next lesson was the easier one, Breast Stroke. We did water treading every end of the class. On our last day, Coach Jaze taught Kim and I proper diving with our extra time left.

Swim Central Students with Coach Mark

The Basic Swimming Program covers 8 sessions at your preferred venue where you’ll learn breast stroke and freestyle plus survival swim (water treading).

– ULTRA (Pasig City)
– ARMY GYM (Taguig City)

– PHP 3,500 for 8 sessions for 1.5hours/session
– PHP 60 for Pool Entrance (ULTRA Swimming Pool)
– PHP 20 for Locker (Optional)

To know more about their programs, visit their Facebook Page. They have almost 6,000 likes now and they respond quickly.

They even take videos of you just to see your awkward swims! Oh yeah, that’s me below. Don’t judge!


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Hanna Plaza November 14, 2017 - 5:59 pm

Hi! How old were you when you enrolled this program? After you took this lesson, what’s the next activity you engaged with that has something to do with swimming as well?

Haifa Carina December 18, 2017 - 1:25 pm

Hi Hanna, i was 25 when I enrolled in class. I had no other formal activity but I did engage in a lot of out of town swimming activities especially during my travels.

faith December 4, 2017 - 5:28 pm

hello po . did you pay through direct person? how did you pay this program?

Haifa Carina December 18, 2017 - 1:24 pm

Hi Faith, yup! Paid directly to Coach Mark. During my time, I paid via BPI bank transfer. You can get the updated details by messaging them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/swimcentralph/). Hope this helps!

Ana Jone Pulido February 3, 2018 - 10:27 pm

I’m curious po, nung nagenroll po kayo sa Swim Central, Medjo marunong na po kayo lumangoy or hindi pa? Interested po kasi ako na magenroll this coming summer. Wala pa po kasi akong experience sa swimming and gusto ko sanang matuto. Is Swim Central po ba ay very helpful sa katulad kong beginner?

Nilda espedillon February 22, 2018 - 3:33 pm

Meron po b kying week end.

rosalyn March 17, 2018 - 9:34 am

When would be the start of the training and where is the specific location? thank you

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